Welcome to the 11th Annual WIS Championship
The WIS Championship involves 96 owners, each playing in six leagues (w/ different themes). The top 24 owners advances to round 2, where they played in another 6 leagues. That's over 58,000 games played over the course of six months.
In 2004, ballantine proved that he was the best WIS owner in the world as he averaged 103 wins in round 1 and 93 wins (against the best of the best) in round 2. All 12 of his teams made the playoffs and four of those won the World Series.
In 2005, ronthegenius became #1 player as he averaged 99 wins in round 1 and 93 wins in round 2. Nine of his 12 teams made the playoffs and four of those won the World Series.
In 2006, ArlenWilliam captured the title with a strong round 2 performance, averaging almost 94 wins per team (next best was < 90). He had 9 of 12 teams make the playoffs, including 5 of 6 in the round 2.
In 2007, JohnGPF outlasted 2004 champion ballantine with a dominating round 1 performace (94 wins per team) followed by a solid round 2 effort (88 wins). He saw 9 of his 12 teams make the playoffs.
In 2008, jfranco77 won the closest race (to date) by edging out bigmc by only eight points (898-890). His dominant first round (98 wins per team) gave him the big lead. Overall, he had 7 of 12 teams make the playoffs with two WS titles.
In 2009, wildthings1 won an average of 96 games in each round and he had 10 of 12 teams make the playoffs. His final margin of victory (943-888) was the largest since ballantine in 2004.
In 2010, rbow923 improved on his 5th place finish in 2009, by averaging a consistent 94 wins over rounds 1-2, getting 11 of 12 teams into the playoffs and winning 2 World Series titles. Previous champions wildthings1 (3rd), ballantine (7th) and jfranco77 (9th) all finished in the top 10.
In 2011, brianjw kept rbow923 from being the first 2-time champion, by winning in the closest race ever (992 to 989). Brian's strength was his consistency. He only won one World Series, but he averaged over 95 wins and saw all 12 teams make the playoffs. It's the third time in the 4 years that a first-time entrant has won the Championship.
In 2012, mildnhazy used a strong round 2 playoff performance to prevent brianjw from winning back to back tournaments. Overall, his 12 teams averaged over 93 wins, 9 made the playoffs (four winning over 100 games), and two won the World Series.
In 2013, brianjw became the first two-time champion (almost three in a row) with a dominating performance in both rounds. He averaged over 100 wins per team in round 1 and over 94 wins per team in round 2. His 11 playoff teams resulted in 3 World Series championships. The second place overall finisher was closer to 12th place than to 1st place.
Here are the Top 24 Owners from the past ten tournaments: